Department of Agriculture - Exhibition of Animals - Exhibitions: sanitation, inspection and records.

Published: 2018-06-21

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(A) Each entity sponsoring an exhibition shall have in attendance an approved veterinarian for the duration of the exhibition.

(B) Each entity sponsoring an exhibition shall:

(1) Under the direction of the approved veterinarian, thoroughly clean and disinfect each building, pen, stall, ring, or other enclosure in which animals are to be quartered for exhibition immediately prior to the exhibition;

(2) Have the approved veterinarian:

(a) Examine the certificate of veterinary inspection when required for an animal brought to the exhibition;

(b) Inspect within a reasonable time of arrival each animal brought to the exhibit for symptoms of any infectious or contagious diseases; and

(c) Inspect each animal daily that is present at the exhibition for symptoms of infectious or contagious disease.

(3) Maintain a record for one year from the date of the exhibition of each animal present at the exhibition. The record shall contain the name and address of the owner of each animal and the species and breed of the animal.

(4) Order the immediate removal of any animal which, in the opinion of the approved veterinarian, places other animals at unacceptable risk of disease.

(C) The department may grant an exemption from paragraph (B)(1) of this rule upon request and for good reason.